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    What to bring ashore

    by Dabs Updated Jan 15, 2012

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We didn't need aqua shoes for Grand Cayman

    Swim wear for the beach, a hat with a string that ties under your chin to protect you from the sun and that will stay on during the motor boat ride and a towel for when you get into the taxi to keep the seat dry or for the lounge chairs or the beach

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen is essential for me in Caribbean ports

    Photo Equipment: I just bought a real waterproof camera, not the disposable kind, but a Panasonic Lumix. I was a little nervous the 1st time I put it underwater but it did fine on the whole trip

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you are planning on snorkeling from the beach, bring your own mask and snorkel unless you don't mind using a rental, if you go to a beach with food and drink, they should also have fins to rent

    Miscellaneous: 7 Mile Beach has several places to drink and eat, we brought a bottle of water and some muffins from the ship which tided us over until we got back on

    Every Caribbean port takes dollars in the shops, restaurants and for taxis, no need to change money. If you don't have exact change, you may get back some souvenir coins

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  • Bring this

    by nikkim05 Written Jun 27, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Flip flops, sneakers/tennis shoes, tank top, shorts, sunglasses, and bathing suit.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen, aloe gel or solorcaine, bandaids

    Photo Equipment: for the average tourist: disposable camera, water camera

    for someone who takes photographs as a hobby you might want a tri pod? well it gets pretty windy on the beaches

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    • Family Travel
    • Cruise

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    Dress Clothes only Please

    by ScubaCat Updated Jan 4, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Remember your weight limits on bagage - 50 pounds Domestic and 70 pounds International. Although I hear tell some of the Airlines are dropping the weight acceptable on International Flights to 50 pounds.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 3 Pairs of shorts, 4 T-shirts, Sandals, and most importantly a couple of dress shirts to go with your dress shorts or for women a couple of sundresses. Resturants expect you to be dressed smart/casual. Sandals are acceptable as well as shorts, but please no T-shirts.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Only what you feel you must have. You can pick up almost anything here in the Cayman's, with the exception of your prescription medicine, so don't forget that.

    Photo Equipment: Bring your digital or 35 mm for topside photo's and your underwater camera for diving or snorkling. Make sure you bring extra batteries for both unless you feel confident that your batteries are extremely common. Don't forget the battery charger!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Swimsuits!!! For you divers - bring all your gear, including your flashlight for night dives and most importantly bring your dive computer. Most dive shops allow you to dive your own profile with a pdc. For the snorkelers - fins, mask and snorkel should be your key, although you may want to obtain an underwater flashlight if you choose to do any night snorkeling.

    Miscellaneous: A light jacket for the evenings during winter is also helpful. I'm glad I had mine after the sun went down.

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    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Water Sports
    • Beaches

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  • Do not take too much

    by vixens Written Nov 10, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Light and they check them by hand at the airport when you leave so get there in plenty of time!!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Casual

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: What you don't take you can get there......for a price...................

    Miscellaneous: Cooler. The bar drinkd are expensive. Always go to the liquor store and make our own for the beach................

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  • Lysol Household Size Cans

    by kennyken76 Written Sep 12, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Whatever you do, please do not travel to Grand Caymen with a large can of Lysol Disinfect Spray. Your luggage will be searched by hand as security is checking to see if you are smuggling their seashells, plants, fruit, etc. They ask that if you want to transport Lysol Disinfect Spray, please use the smaller size cans recommended for travel.

    Photo Equipment: The cheapest water camera is $10 in Georgetown at the Atlantis Submarine store. All other shops in the area sell them for $15 so you might want to buy your own before you go home.

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    • Family Travel
    • Women's Travel

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    Mosquito Repellent

    by texaslloyd Written Jun 20, 2005

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget to pack the Off along with plenty of sunscreen.

    Miscellaneous: We packed our portable CD player with small portable speakers, placed them in a ziploc bag (to keep them dry) and took them to the beach with us.

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    Snorkel Gear, Beach Shoes & Coverups

    by AliasGirl Updated Sep 25, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Beach bag/and or a small duffel for day trips (snorkel & scuba excursions) to other locales.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: All water wear: bikini, sarongs, flip flops, board shorts. Sunglasses, hat, suntan lotion

    Daytime: casual but comfy walking shoes, you'll walk almost everywhere if you don't have a car

    Evening: ladies-sundresses, capri pants and a cool top. bring those silver or gold shoes you have hiding in your closet so chic for dinner nightcap!
    men-pants and linen tops, short sleeve button downs, nice slip on shoes

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Normal stuff, however, local supermarkets are always near by as well as pharmacys-don't worry!

    Photo Equipment: Tons of photo equipment and a charge on your digital camera.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Snorkeling and scuba equipment

    Miscellaneous: Books to help enjoy and pass your day at beach/pool. I must have read three small books during my week stay.

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